For now, writers—whether Docs fans or Word stans—need to be ready to accept edits in whatever form they come. But Google Docs appears to be coming for us all, slowly but surely—even if we’re not quite ready to Accept This Change.
I don’t love web-based word processors. They’re just a little laggy for me. But Google Docs is convenient—especially for collaboration. However, I don’t think it’s any better or worse than the online Word or Dropbox editors. I’m not sure it’s good for a news organization to depend upon a free product, though. That would make me nervous. Especially if I were reporting something negative about the owner of the free product.